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  • Masters of Mankindby Noam Chomsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.68

    In this collection of essays from 1969-2013, many in book form for the first time, Noam Chomsky exposes the real nature of state power. With unrelenting logic, he holds the arguments of empire up to critical examination and shatters the myths of those who protect the power and privilege of the few against the interests and needs to the many. Covering... more...

  • René Girard's Mimetic Theoryby Wolfgang Palaver

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 23.95

    A systematic introduction into the mimetic theory of the French-American literary theorist and philosophical anthropologist René Girard, this essential text explains its three main pillars (mimetic desire, the scapegoat mechanism, and the Biblical ?difference?) with the help of examples from literature and philosophy. This book also offers an overview... more...

  • As a Man Thinkethby James Allen

    The Floating Press 1902; US$ 4.95

    This little volume (the result of meditation and experience) is not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much-written-upon subject of the power of thought. It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its object being to stimulate men and women to the discovery and perception of the truth that – "They themselves are makers of themselves"... more...

  • Meditations on First Philosophyby René Descartes; Donald A. Cress

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 6.95

    Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy , the fundamental and originating work of the modern era in Western philosophy, is presented here in Donald Cress's completely revised edition of his well-established translation, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining its clear and accessible style. more...

  • The Moral Landscapeby Sam Harris

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.09

    Sam Harris's first book, The End of Faith , ignited a worldwide debate about the validity of religion. In the aftermath, Harris discovered that most people - from religious fundamentalists to nonbelieving scientists - agree on one point: science has nothing to say on the subject of human values. Indeed, our failure to address questions of meaning... more...

  • Democracy: Volume 17, Part 1by Ellen Frankel Paul; Fred D. Jr Miller; Jeffrey Paul

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 40.00

    This volume, first published in 2000, explores questions about democracy that are relevant to political philosophy and political theory. more...

  • Selected Philosophical Worksby Francis Bacon; Rose-Mary Sargent

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1999; US$ 14.50

    The most comprehensive collection available in paperback of Bacon’s philosophical and scientific writings, this volume offers Bacon’s major works in their entirety, or in substantive selections, revised from the classic 19th century editions of Spedding, Ellis, and Heath. Selections from some of Bacon's natural histories round out this... more...

  • The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradiseby R. D. Laing

    Penguin Books Ltd 1990; US$ 15.50

    In ?The Politics of Experience? and the visionary ?Bird of Paradise?, R.D. Laing shows how the straitjacket of conformity imposed on us all leads to intense feelings of alienation and a tragic waste of human potential. He throws into question the notion of normality, examines schizophrenia and psychotherapy, transcendence and ?us and them? thinking,... more...

  • A Companion to Schopenhauerby Bart Vandenabeele

    Wiley 2011; US$ 49.95 US$ 43.29

    A Companion to Schopenhauer provides a comprehensive guide to all the important facets of Schopenhauer’s philosophy. The volume contains 26 newly commissioned essays by prominent Schopenhauer scholars working in the field today. A thoroughly comprehensive guide to the life, work, and thought of Arthur Schopenhauer Demonstrates the range... more...

  • How Much is Enough?by Edward Skidelsky; Robert Skidelsky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    In 1930 the great economist Keynes predicted that, over the next century, income would rise steadily, people's basic needs would be met and no one would have to work more than fifteen hours a week. Why was he wrong? Robert and Edward Skidelsky argue that wealth is not - or should not be - an end in itself, but a means to 'the good life'. Tracing... more...